The best wines are the ones we drink with friends. But knowing which wines to pour is a special skill that comes with practice. When you want to uncork some of life’s best pleasures, there’s nothing better than to savor the gifts that vintage grapes, aged to perfection, can bring to our lips. That’s what makes a wine bar truly great. A glass of red or white, matched with the right food, has been soothing the palate for time immemorial. Here’s to good times!

2020: Queens Voted Vetro By Russo’s On the Bay Best Wine Bar!

Vetro By Russo’s On the Bay
164-49 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach
(718) 843-8387 

Vetro by Russo’s on the Bay serves the finest wines, straight from the vine. Their award-winning wine list features more than 415 selections from around the world, including everything from Sonoma Valley Chardonnay and French chateau talbot to Tuscan chianti and New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Enjoy a bottle of red surrounded by live music in the lounge, or a bottle of white under the stars on their rooftop. Vetro’s expansive wine cellar is the perfect location to host arrangements large and small, whether a private party or a romantic date for two. Choose a bottle, pull off that cork and pour away!

2019: Queens Voted BLVD Wine Bar Best Wine Bar!

BLVD Wine Bar

4720 Center Blvd, Long Island City

718-440-8520 –

Queens voters have spoken again: BLVD Wine Bar, which was voted best wine bar in Queens in 2017, regained its title as the borough’s wine bar champion! They offer wines, champagne, cocktails, spirits, craft beers, artisanal cheeses and more. BLVD Wine Bar strives to create a friendly, unpretentious environment where people can come and try new wine together. The list of wines they offer is always changing, so even if you have been to the wine bar before, come visit again and try something new. They have a friendly staff that is willing to answer any questions you may have and help you find your new favorite wine. BLVD Wine Bar has a warm atmosphere and a private back room perfect for parties.

2018: Queens Voted Jack & Nellie’s Best Wine Bar!

Jack & Nellie’s

10825 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, New York

(718) 268-2696

A wine bar serving craft beer, small & large plates, and brunch in Forest Hills constantly updating their food and drink menu and offering a variety of rotating specials. Casual and welcoming of walk-ins, the restaurant is conveniently located off the LIRR as well as the E, F, R and M trains.

2017: Queens Voted BLVD Wine Bar Best Wine Bar!

BLVD Wine Bar

4720 Center Blvd., Long Island City, NY, 11109. 718-440-8520.

Looking for a good wine bar? Look no further than BLVD Wine Bar in Long Island City. The chic and cozy hub, located in the heart of Center Boulevard bordering the scenic Gantry State Park on the East River, serves up a plethora of red and white wines on tap, as well as craft brews, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and other bites. Promising an unforgettable experience, the borough’s best wine bar truly believes that a fine wine is where it’s at. Home to some of the best wines from around the world, BLVD believes in assisting its guests in finding their ideal glass of wine (and, boy, do they have plenty of them).  Serving, all in all, more than 20 wines by the glass and bottle, bubbles, bubbly cocktails, ports and more, BLVD Wine Bar is the perfect space for tastings, parties, work functions, family gatherings and just about any event your wine-loving heart desires.